This library aims to be a friendly, portable C implementation of the AV1 Image File Format, as described here:
It is a work-in-progress, but can already encode and decode all AOM supported YUV formats and bit depths (with alpha).
For now, it is recommended that you check out/use tagged releases instead of just using the master branch. I will regularly create new versions as bugfixes and features are added.
Please see the examples in the "examples" directory. If you're already building
libavif, enable the CMake option
AVIF_BUILD_EXAMPLES in order to build and
run the examples too.
Building libavif requires CMake.
No AV1 codecs are enabled by default. Enable them by enabling any of the following CMake options:
AVIF_CODEC_AOM- requires CMake, NASM
AVIF_CODEC_DAV1D- requires Meson, Ninja, NASM
AVIF_CODEC_LIBGAV1- requires CMake, Ninja
AVIF_CODEC_RAV1E- requires cargo (Rust), NASM
These libraries (in their C API form) must be externally available
(discoverable via CMake's
FIND_LIBRARY) to use them, or if libavif is
a child CMake project, the appropriate CMake target must already exist
by the time libavif's CMake scripts are executed.
Local / Static Builds
ext/ subdirectory contains a handful of basic scripts which each pull
down a known-good copy of an AV1 codec and make a local static library build.
If you want to statically link any codec into your local (static) build of
libavif, building using one of these scripts and then enabling the associated
AVIF_LOCAL_* is a convenient method, but you must make sure to disable
BUILD_SHARED_LIBS in CMake to instruct it to make a static libavif library.
If you want to build/install shared libraries for AV1 codecs, you can still peek inside of each script to see where the current known-good SHA is for each codec.
A few tests written in C can be built by enabling the
The remaining tests can be built by enabling the
AVIF_ENABLE_GTEST CMake options. They require GoogleTest to be built locally
with ext/googletest.cmd or installed on the system.
Prebuilt Library (Windows)
If you're building on Windows with Visual Studio 2022 and want to try out libavif without going through the build process, static library builds for both Debug and Release are available on AppVeyor.
libavif is written in C99.
Use clang-format to format the C sources from the top-level folder:
clang-format -style=file -i \ apps/*.c apps/shared/avifjpeg.* apps/shared/avifpng.* \ apps/shared/avifutil.* apps/shared/y4m.* examples/*.c \ include/avif/*.h src/*.c tests/*.c \ tests/gtest/*.h tests/gtest/*.cc tests/oss-fuzz/*.cc
Use cmake-format to format the CMakeLists.txt files from the top-level folder:
cmake-format -i \ CMakeLists.txt \ tests/CMakeLists.txt \ cmake/Modules/Find*.cmake \ contrib/CMakeLists.txt \ contrib/gdk-pixbuf/CMakeLists.txt \ android_jni/avifandroidjni/src/main/jni/CMakeLists.txt
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